Ian Hawgood - Enfants Ruraux [12rec.053]
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For 12rec., Ian Hawgood delivers an album completely recorded with analog instruments. His most subtle and personal up to date. As the title depicts it, "Enfants Ruraux" is a journey into his childhood when little Ian was nearly deaf; he got obsessed by simple tones and melodies in these days. On the one hand, "Enfants Ruraux" is a meditation on the elementary sound of the piano and the acoustic guitar. Hawgood is happy to be blessed with a musical family and circle of friends who lent pump organ, chimes, violins, trumpets and loads of other stuff for further investigation.
On the other hand, the album deals with various aspects of traveling. UK-born, Ian Hawgood lives in Tokyo right now but that was able to call Spain, Italy and the US home before. Most of the album was made in Pennsylvania and on trains to and from New York City. Throughout the blissful layers of acoustic textures, field-recordings reverberate and bring forth impressions from all these different places. Especially the mystical Japanes countryside was inspiration to Ian while recording this twinkling masterpiece of calm Ambient music.
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- 2008-11-05 21:42:28
- Enfants Ruraux
- Ian Hawgood
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I've not heard anything by this man that I didn't like, cheers all.
Subject: wobble wobble
Subject: An incredibly warm , organic record...
Subject: some will never know
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